at UBC’s outstanding tradition of finely crafted
ensemble work in Tom Stoppard’s play Arcadia.
UBC graduate and Shaw Festival director Dennis Garnhum
guides us through Stoppard’s engrossing play,
which takes us back and forth between two centuries.
A Derbyshire country house is about to undergo some
landscaping changes in the early 1800’s. As
it turns out, more than idyll gardening has taken
place. A centuries’ old scandal is uncovered
involving Lord Byron and the one thing which always
stands the test of time and the fashion of the day – sex.
Stoppard’s play cleverly explores the affects
of time on the truth while looking at classical and
romantic ideals. Surely to be a witty and amusing
evening, Arcadia is
not to be missed!
Proceeds from the opening night performance on Thursday,
March 10, will be donated to Performing Arts Lodge
(PAL) Vancouver in memory of Dr. John Brockington
and Joan Wellwood, two recently departed members
of the Theatre at UBC family.
Arcadia by Tom Stoppard
Directed by: Dennis Garnhum, Guest Artist and Alumnus
Frederic Wood Theatre
March 10 - March 19, 2005,
All shows start
at 7:30 p.m.